Grant & Aid
Grant & Aid
It is understood and appreciated the financial commitment and sacrifice families undertake in deciding to send their children to a Catholic school. And although paying for education is first and foremost the responsibility of a family, each school, parish and the Archdiocese of Baltimore devote significant funds each year to financial aid programs that help assist families. In turn, our school communities benefit by attracting students that otherwise would not be able to attend our schools.
What is Grant & Aid?
Tuition grant and aid is a need-based analysis of the cost of education vs. a family’s ability to pay and these awards do not need to be repaid. To objectively assess what a family is able to contribute to its student(s) education expenses, an independent third party (FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment) is used. The money awarded will be distributed under the following priorities:
Current recipients of Financial Aid; and
Financial need of a family
How do I apply for grant & aid?
First, tuition grant and aid is available to registered parishioners of any Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. A financial grant may apply to each student, so a family with several children in the school or in various Catholic schools in the Archdiocese could receive a grants for each child. This financial aid is available for need-based families and the money for tuition assistance comes from your fellow parishioners. Need is determined through an online FACTS application at online.factsmgt.com. Please contact your pastor for more information on how to apply for financial aid.
Additionally, tuition grant and aid is awarded by the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Archdiocesan tuition assistance generally comes from two funding sources: the Partners in Excellence Program and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School Fund. The Archdiocese is also contracted with FACTS so each family need only apply for grant and aid once. All applications will be reviewed by the Archdiocese to determine which families may also qualify for Archdiocesan aid. Grants awarded by the Archdiocese are renewed annually for the child's entire K-12 Catholic education as long as the family is still eligible. Completed applications must be received no later than February 28th annually. All tuition assistance awards are contingent upon a completed FACTS application with all required documentation submitted prior to the first day of school.
Access the FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment FAQ.
The Business Manager would be happy to answer any questions or help guide a family through the grants and aid application process. Contact Mrs. Sharon Tornatore at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-461-9111 ext. 269 for more information.